Human beings are an amazing specie. With all the hate that BBM gets everywhere, one would expect that the app would generally be snobbed if made available to most people. Not so. In the first 24 hours since the availability of the cross-platform BBM app for Android and iPhone users, there have been 10 million activations. Not downloads. Activations. So, the download figures might just be a little more than 10 million.
Granted that some of those downloads and activations will be for curiousity purposes, I guess that some people have never heard of the saying, “Don’t fool around on the river bank if you don’t want to get wet.” This thing isn’t called crackberry for nothing. You take a wiff, you’re sold. Shall we throw a party for our adopted BBMers? Yes; those aliens from Android and iOS who are now joining our party? Fortunately, we uphold equality, regardless of whether a BBMer is an adopted or biological child.
For now, my BBM contacts is swelling. The Mobility Blog BBM Groups are swelling (if you would love to join, contact the admin, @AdNikky on Twitter). People who have sworn never to touch anything that has a BlackBerry tag on it are signing up – and so far, many are using it and loving it. It is the way of the world. Not really all your “haters” are hating. They just wish they can have a piece of your pie….probably on their terms. Copy?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.